Dr. Samuel C. Weaver
Swartley Professor of Finance
Director, MBA and Professional Education
Dr. Weaver earned a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Lehigh University in 1985. He joined the full-time faculty at Lehigh in January 1998 and was appointed Director MBA and Professional Education in 2003 and the Swartley Professor of Finance in 2004. Prior to 1998, Dr. Weaver was the Lauer Adjunct Professor of Finance at Lehigh University (1986 - 1997) and the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Hershey Foods Corporation for almost 20 years.
His personal research revolves around areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and financial performance measurement. Dr. Weaver is the co-author (with J. Fred Weston) of two books, Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers and Mergers and Acquisitions (McGraw Hill - Executive MBA Series – 2001) with a third book under contract through South-Western Publishing, Strategic Financial Management: Applications of Corporate Finance. He has published in numerous leading academic and practitioner journals, provided chapters for four books, featured in numerous textbooks discussing applications of corporate finance, and co-authored two cases published by the Darden Graduate School of Business. He has served as an associate editor for four journals and is a regular reviewer. His work has been presented at numerous professional conferences, and most notably, he has organized and chaired the Financial Management Association’s full-day Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis roundtables since 1990.
He currently serves on three Boards, FMA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Regents – CMA/CFM Exam, and the Board of Directors for the Eastern Finance Association. Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). He is listed in Who's Who in Finance (1989 - 2004) and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (1990 - 1997).
His consulting practice includes both large (Fortune 200) and small clients from a variety of industries on numerous topics as well as customized educational workshops. In addition, he is a Senior Expert Witness for the Mickel-Shaked Group (Boston).
Dr. Weaver teaches Corporate Finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Lehigh University. In 1999 and again in 2002, he was honored as the outstanding MBA professor of the year.